Copper Paisa of Ratlam

10 Aug 2020  Mon

Ratlam was a Princely State during the British rule in India. Today it is located in the northwest of Indore, Madhya Pradesh. This state was founded by Ratan Singh in the year 1652 CE. The royal lineage of Ratlam state belongs to the ruling family of RathoreRajputs of Jodhpur. In the early period, Ratlam became premier of Rajput state in the western region of Malwa. This state saw the dominions of Mughals and Marathas and later came under the protection of the British and became a part of Central Agency.

This copper paisa which weighs around 8.08g was issued by king Ranjit Singh from Princely State Ratlam. The obverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Sun face below Katar with a sword on each side’. The reverse of this coin is inscribed as ‘Date at the center, Rutlam around and above in English and Devanagari’.

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